Food in Hand
The days are long, the sky is blue and the temperatures are soaring. It is the perfect combination for the veggie garden. I am seeing a harvest and am completely delighted. There were a few points in time when it didn’t look like I would get there and while it isn’t as prolific as I would have liked due to the lateness of the planting in the spring, anything is better than nothing!
And so in the spirit of Wordless Wednesday here is an tribute to my harvest:
Cucumbers are a great hot weather crop as they are so refreshing. Even better to have so many you can make chunky slices and it doesn’t matter if you eat the entire thing in one sitting – there will be another one tomorrow!
Beetroot, our new favourite vegetable.
I didn’t exactly grow this egg but I hand raised the chicken it came from.
I should have harvested this early garlic earlier as they won’t store as well. How decadent to be eating garlic with wild abandon! It is so expensive in the stores.
I only planted a few fresh beans as I don’t like them all that much. So there is just enough for a taste.
I was ambitious planting four plants, but remembered just how delish dehydrated zucchini chips are so welcome the monsters that appear each day!
There is a battle going on for the well being of my tomatoes in the form of the Tomato Potato Psyllid but while there won’t be a bountiful glut, I would like to think I’m winning.
The spuds have proved to be hidden treasures in spite of the leaves succumbing to some kind of pest earlier than anticipated.
The hot summer has agreed with the peppers and they are thriving
The brassicas have done well and this red cabbage is going to be delish
I have an onion harvest to see me through the entire year! This one is a small one!
There isn’t much more a gardener can be proud of than a perfect carrot
I will probably be spending the rest of the day either watering the garden, as it is so hot out there all the plants are screaming ‘I’m thirsty!’ Or I’ll be inside hiding from the heat. The house beside the sea has as lovely cooling ability and the breeze from the ocean makes things in this heatwave actually quite pleasant.
Come again soon – we will soon be moving into late summer, and I’m not sure how I feel about this.
Sarah the Gardener : o)
NB: Clicking on the images will reveal a comment so it isn’t entirely wordless – but it is Wednesday!